Local train and bus service
Perth’s public transport system, Transperth, brings places of interest within easy reach and visitors can make good use of buses, trains and ferries at low cost.
Fremantle is a transport hub for the region and the train station is the depot for both buses and trains that regularly depart north to Perth CBD and south to Rockingham and Mandurah.
Ticket prices are determined by the length of the journey. Train and ferry fares must be purchased prior to travel at the ticket vending machines while bus fares can be paid when boarding.
Visit Transperth website to plan a journey or phone the Transperth Infoline on 13 62 13.
Fremantle CAT bus
The Fremantle CAT (Central Area Transit) is a free bus service that operates around the Fremantle central business district. The blue CAT services depart every 10 minutes and the red CAT services depart every 15 minutes.
Both services run seven days a week, including public holidays except Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The service operates during these times:
- Monday to Thursday 7.30 am to 6.30 pm
- Friday 7.30 am to 8.00 pm
- Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10 am to 6.30 pm.
The Fremantle CAT buses are easily accessible with kneeling actions – a driver activated entry ramp and low floor. To board, simply wait at any CAT stop – they’re all shown on the Fremantle CAT bus map and timetable.
Intrastate and interstate trains
The Indian Pacific has been described as one of the best train trips in the world. The journey starts in Sydney and travels to Perth, via Adelaide twice a week. The trip takes three days and arrives at East Perth Terminal.
For more information or to make a booking visit the Great Southern Rail website.
There are four train services that operate within regional Western Australia:
- The Australind train service operates from the Perth Railway Station to Bunbury. There are two daily services each way and the journey time is two and a half hours.
- The Prospector train service operates from the East Perth Terminal to Kalgoorlie. The service operates daily and the journey time is approximately seven hours.
- The Avonlink train service operates from the Midland Train Station to Northam. There are daily services from Monday to Friday and the journey time is approximately one and a half hours.
- The MerredinLink train service operates from the East Perth Terminal to Merredin. The service operates three times per week and the journey time is approximately three and a quarter hours.
These services can be booked through Transwa website.
Intrastate and interstate buses
Transwa Road Coaches operate a fleet of 22 five star road coaches that connect regional Western Australia. For destinations, timetables and prices visit the Transwa website.
Fremantle Visitor Centre are a booking agent for Greyhound Australia and South West Coach Lines and there is no booking fee for the staff to book your tickets on either of these services.
Greyhound Australia's service is extensive and operates throughout Western Australia and Australia and they offer a variety of ticket options including hop on hop off, travel passes and packages. For destinations and timetables visit the Greyhound Australia website or call our local experts on (08) 9431 7878 for assistance and to book.
South West Coach Lines connect Perth and the southwest region of Western Australia with services to popular destinations such as Margaret River, Dunsborough, Busselton, Manjimup, Collie, Bunbury and Mandurah. For all destination and timetables visit South West Coach Lines website or call our local experts on (08) 9431 7878 for assistance and to book.